Tag Archive: DTM

Nov 25

Stars & Cars in the Arena

Mercedes-Benz had a lot to celebrate, in 2015 – more than ever before in the company’s motor racing history

2015-11-21_0006 The Stuttgart based manufacturer won nearly every major title, this year: the Formula 1 drivers’ title courtesy of Lewis Hamilton, the DTM drivers’ title courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein, the FIA Formula 3 Championship drivers’ title courtesy of Felix Rosenqvist and the ADAC GT Masters title courtesy of Luca Ludwig and Sebastian Asch.

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Nov 19

Mortara: Payback day in Macau?

For Edoardo Mortara, the 2015 DTM season ended with a major disappointment.

When travelling to the season finale at Hockenheim, he was the second-placed driver in the championship and consequently the one with the best chances of destroying the title hopes of future champion Pascal Wehrlein. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Macau GP grid features a big proportion of FIA F3 EC drivers

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship will be represented by 23 drivers on the Macau GP grid

Macau-GP One of them is the new FIA Formula 3 European Champion, Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam), who already won the 2014 edition of the prestigious event. The most important Formula 3 race in the world will be contested on 22nd November in the former Portuguese colony Macau, located a one-hour ferry trip from Hong Kong. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Unfamiliar perspective – fan track-walk with Manuel Reuter

Manuel Reuter invited the fans to join him for a track walk

On Saturday evening, a group comprising about 20 persons started a special excursion to an area where DTM, Formula 3, Audi TT and Porsche Cup drivers battled it out fiercely just a few hours ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Glock and Spengler on the big screen

Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler now also shine as movie stars

Together with racing driver Alex Zanardi who lost his legs in a horrible crash many years ago, the two DTM aces are the main characters of the new movie ‘No Limits – Impossible is just a Word’.

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Oct 26

100 years ZF – DTM partner celebrates a special anniversary

Their product helps – inter alia – the DTM drivers getting going perfectly.

Since 2012, the company ZF Race Engineering GmbH has been providing the clutches for the 24 DTM drivers. Generally, ZF has been closely connected with touring-car racing for many decades. And the year 2015 is a special one for the global player: ZF are celebrating their 100th anniversary. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Jamie Green leads Audi to 1-2-3 in DTM finale

The Audi driver dominated proceedings in the 18th DTM race of the season

Jamie Green leads Audi to 1-2-3 in DTM finale The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg seems to suit Jamie Green: in the DTM finale at the Motodrom, the Brit ended the season just like he had started it back in May: with a race win, his fourth of this year.

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Oct 17

Scheider wins – Wehrlein wraps up DTM title

“This simply is an incredible feeling” – Wehrlein

The battle for the DTM title has been decided: while Timo Scheider had a solitary drive to victory in the race at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg and crossed the finish line as the undisputed winner, eighth place was enough for Pascal Wehrlein to be crowned as the youngest DTM champion in history of the popular touring car series.

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Oct 15

DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring

The season comes full circle

On the first weekend in May, the 24 drivers on the DTM grid kicked the 2015 DTM season of at the Hockenheimring and now, five and a half months and 18 races later, the chase for the DTM crown will be concluded at the same venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

End of season Stars & Cars 2015 to be staged in Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart for the first time

Autograph sessions, interviews and (for the first time) authentic racing action with Mercedes-Benz vehicles

2015-10-13 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Stars and carsMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS arrive in Stuttgart as successful defending champion in the Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Tomczyk’s wild ride to the points

There are days when you’d better stayed in bed.

And Martin Tomczyk certainly will have wished that he’d done so on several weekends of the 2015 DTM season. The 2011 champion made it to the points in just four races and with 28 points on his tally, he’s just 18th in the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Fast rookies and Green’s brake problems

The 69.000 spectators at the Nürburgring were provided top-class entertainment.

Numerous wheel-to-wheel battles, spectacular overtaking and a thrilling fight for the championship lead. And while Pascal Wehrlein failed to win the title early, one could witness – inter alia – several drivers celebrating on the podium that aren’t regulars at the front end of the field.

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Sep 27

Maiden DTM victory for Miguel Molina – finale to bring decision for the title

“I have been waiting for a long time for my maiden win and now, we finally made it. Today is my day”

Fans at the Nürburgring, where 69,000 spectator s attended the event over the weekend, were treated to exceptionally good touring car racing: with entertaining position fights and closely-fought door-to-door duels, there were entertaining battles for the best positions and valuable points for the drivers’ standings in the 16th DTM race of the season.

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Sep 26

Auer with plenty of power: Austrian claims his maiden pole position

Thus, the Austrian will be starting from first place into a DTM race for the first time in his career.

Hardly anyone would have expected this in DTM qualifying at the Nürburgring on Saturday morning: in the final seconds, Lucas Auer secured himself pole position for the race on Saturday.

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Sep 23

Flat out on the way to the home straight – DTM at the Nürburgring

It is the benchmark for every other racetrack – the Nürburgring stands for pure motor-racing tradition.

2015-08-30-Sunday-0043 The 3.629-kilometre GP circuit located in the Eifel often has witnessed drivers, teams and manufacturers making history. And now, from 25th to 27th September, 2015, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz will provide the Nürburgring crowds another enthralling fight, with two drivers arguably taking centre stage, in the penultimate race meeting of the season: Pascal Wehrlein and Mattias Ekström, the hottest contenders for the 2015 DTM crown.

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Sep 19

The Drag Reduction System (DRS) – that’s how it works

The Drag Reduction System was introduced in DTM to make for more overtaking manoeuvres

While both racing drivers and engineers love the impact of the DTM cars’ huge rear wing in the corners, they hate in on the straights.

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Sep 17

Glock the quickest – Götz once again the busiest

BMW were the dominators and winners of the seventh DTM weekend of the season, held at Oschersleben

In both races, the Bavarian’s celebrated a one-two-three-four, with a total of seven of their eight cars making it to the points. In addition, it was a very special race meeting for Timo Glock and Tom Blomqvist: on Saturday, Glock clinched the first pole of his DTM career to afterwards take the lead right at the start of the race and never lose it until he crossed the finish line as the winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Surprisingly dominant rookie driver Tom Blomqvist takes his first DTM race win

Young DTM drivers made their mark on the DTM race at Oschersleben on Sunday, first and foremost BMW driver Tom Blomqvist.

DTM - Tom Blomqvist The 21-year-old Brit pulled clear from his opponents and scored his maiden DTM victory in his first season in the series. The manner in which he drove victory home was more than impressive.

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Sep 13

Front row of the grid for BMW – Wehrlein third

Harsh penalty for Wickens

Once again, a BMW is on pole position for the race at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Sunday: in qualifying for the 14th DTM season race, Augusto Farfus secured himself the best grid position with a lap time of 1:20.632 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

The expert’s tip: Bernd Schneider not ready to make a prediction

After his retirement from the series he remained an active motor racer and still is contesting races

He raced in DTM from 1986 to 2008: Bernd Schneider contested more than 200 races and with five titles under his belt he still is the DTM Record Champion.

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